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post #1 of 2 Old 07-02-2020, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Mostly curious

Up until 3 weeks ago my horse was being boarded 5 miles away. Since we brought her home I am seeing things that i never even thought about.

Horses actually do eat like a horse.(all the time)
Horses can tell time, she will get vocal if we are late with the feeding.
it is very relaxing to sit out on the porch and watch her in the pasture.

So my question is what are some of the surprising things you remember from your first horse experiences.
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-02-2020, 04:36 PM
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My horses recognize my car, my neighbors truck, the other neighbors horse trailer and who is in it as the horses call greetings to each other as they pass on the road..
When my husband comes in from work, often they are lined up along the fence in greeting and keep pace with him as he drives down the drive...

Other observations I've had during my lifetime...
My horses could not see me but could here me walking and would be whinnying a call of hello to me ...
I was several hundreds yards away...but they knew, just knew I was around.

As a young teen I came into my lesson barn one day through a front entrance, not the normal arena entrance I used...
Straight into the tack room...
My lesson horse who was very attached to me, only "talked" to me started fussing, yelling and being a jerk...
He never saw me, radio was on so could not of heard me and I had not spoken to anyone...
Only thing I could think of is he could smell the cologne I always used...my arrival before my arrival announced...that horse knew.

I love having my horses home.
I think it really special how they can read us, our emotions when we are sad, mad, upset or happy...
When I'm upset, they all come around me in a circle and place their huge heads pressed against me in comfort...to say its OK and often my horses will wrap a neck around me in a hug, a real hug just as I encircle their necks and give a hug and scratch, they would also scratch my back but it often is a bit to strong and nearly knock me off my feet...and they're being gentle.

The learning has just begun...
Wait till you sit on your deck watching your horse and can read her body language that she is not feeling well...
You will be running to comfort that animal as she has now stepped over being "just a horse" to being a member of the immediate family.
When you know the vets phone number without looking it up, you've arrived at horseowner/lover 101 status...{that's good!!}
Know by how she looks at you today is not going to be a good ride cause the eye is a stink-eye of irritation and annoyed told to you...bug-off!
My horses also can smell the new hay being delivered... they go to their stalls and stand in them waiting to be locked up so delivery can commence... they know the faster put in the storage area the faster they get the trailer sweepings that take 4 horses about 3 hours to munch on gone...
I swear you can watch them inhale the fragrance of fresh hay...delicious.
....

The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....
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